Inhabitots is moving to Inhabitat

01/18/17   filed under: announcements

Inhabitots Owls, Inhabitots Announcement

Hello faithful Inhabitots readers! We have an important announcement to make. We are moving back home to live with mom. We will be moving all of our wonderful kid-related, green design and parenting stories back to our mother site, Inhabitat, so that we can more easily manage our websites and content. After the migration is complete, you’ll be able to access all of Inhabitots content by clicking on the “Kids” category tab on Inhabitat, or by following this link. All of the old urls will forward to the new ones. Additionally, be sure to update your social media settings to keep up to date on your favorite Inhabitots stories via Inhabitat’s Facebook page, and follow Inhabitat on Twitter.

We look forward to continuing to grow and engage with the awesome, tight-knit community of parents who have been on the Inhabitots journey since it began in 2008, and to being your go-to resource for the latest news in green design for the next generation. Thank you for joining us on our new adventure.

New Inhabitots look, on Inhabitat

 

7 global trends in education we wish would make their way to U.S schools

01/18/17   filed under: education, green education, green kids, kids health, parenting, Uncategorized

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Tree Change Dolls gives Bratz down-to-earth "makeunders"

01/18/17   filed under: eco play, green kids, green toys

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Wearable rope vest turns parents into the most popular and portable jungle gym in town

01/17/17   filed under: eco play, kid friendly, kids entertainment, parenting

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Our kids climb all over us all day long: while waiting to pick up big brother at school, in line at the grocery store, even at the park despite there being loads of available play equipment. The moral of this story: you may want to go ahead and invest in AthleTitti, a rope vest created by a Japanese student graduating from Tokyo’s Tama Art University that takes the concept of “active parenting” to a whole new level. The vest, which looks like some type of odd hybrid between a corset and a ropes course, allows kiddos to climb on, get a grip, and keep crawling all over you without pulling a hole in your favorite shirt or (raise your hand if this has happened to you) grabbing your ponytail for leverage. All kidding aside, we think this rope vest is genius for kids who constantly need to be moving around, rainy or snowy days when tots still need to fulfill their quota of activity, or even enticing independent and adventurous tots to stay close by.

+ AthleTitti wearable jungle gym vest

via Toyland

 

HOW TO: Make organic lactation cookies to help increase your breast milk production

01/17/17   filed under: baby feeding, baking, breastfeeding, food, green family, how-to, recipe, snack, vegetarian

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Artist adds whimsical flair to houseplants by building miniature treehouses around their branches

01/17/17   filed under: art

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DIY project: make a snow globe from a recycled baby food jar

01/16/17   filed under: art, diy kids crafts, green family, green toys

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The most clever party favor my son has ever received was from a boy with an architect mom and sculptor dad. Yet the gift was more kitschy than Kahn, more crafty than Chihuly. In other words, it was perfect for a kid: a tiny DIY snow globe encased in a reused baby food jar (he’s a big brother). Read on for instructions on how they made it.

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HOW TO: Make no-bake energizing vegan oat balls

01/16/17   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, recipe, snack, vegan cooking

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6 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your kids

6 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your kids

1. Volunteer. “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.” King worked tirelessly for a number of causes including civil rights and poverty issues. Make Martin Luther King…

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Rocket Table launches in your living room, putting an exciting jolt in the modern coffee table

Rocket Table launches in your living room, putting an exciting jolt in the modern coffee table

Inspired by action figures and toys from his youth, Stelios Mousarris’ designed a new coffee table that combines the carefree spirit of childhood, with just really cool design. Five…

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HOW TO: Make two types of irresistible Brussels sprouts chips that will change the veggie's bad reputation

HOW TO: Make two types of irresistible Brussels sprouts chips that will change the veggie's bad reputation

1. Gather the ingredients. For the lemon and sea salt version: 10-12 brussels sprouts 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp lemon zest 1/2 tsp sea salt pinch of…

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6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

Caramel Coloring That sounds rather innocuous, doesn’t it? I mean, all you really need to do to make homemade caramel is to reduce sugar to a syrup, right? You wouldn’t…

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Family rescues a magpie that becomes their loyal friend & frequent houseguest

Family rescues a magpie that becomes their loyal friend & frequent houseguest

The Blooms initially intended to simply help the magpie get back on her feet, and release her back into the wild. But nurturing formed a bond between the bird and the Blooms that has…

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HOW TO: Make decadent vegan salted date caramel & almond butter quinoa cups

HOW TO: Make decadent vegan salted date caramel & almond butter quinoa cups

1. Gather the ingredients. 4-5 Tbsp quinoa 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp vegan chocolate chips 2 tsp coconut oil 6 dates, pitted (Soak in warm water for about 20 minutes if very hard and…

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15 beneficial uses for coconut oil

15 beneficial uses for coconut oil

1. Metabolic Support Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are delivered directly to the liver to provide an immediate source of energy. This means the body uses…

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HOW TO: Make addictive, vegan, gluten-free chocolate bark using coconut oil

HOW TO: Make addictive, vegan, gluten-free chocolate bark using coconut oil

1. Gather the ingredients 2 tbsp of coconut oil 3 tbsp of dark cacao powder 2 tbsp of maple syrup a handful of large dried coconut flakes a handful of walnuts a handful of blonde…

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The StoryTime Rocking Chair was designed by a dad of three who didn't have a big enough lap for all his kids!

The StoryTime Rocking Chair was designed by a dad of three who didn't have a big enough lap for all his kids!

Hal Taylor is a craftsman, a father of three, and probably a genius. He was experienced in the art of handcrafting beautiful rocking chairs, and when his brood went from two to three…

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Introduce kids to the magic of solar power with these tiny working toy solar houses and automobiles

Introduce kids to the magic of solar power with these tiny working toy solar houses and automobiles

If you’re looking for an utterly charming (and affordable) way to introduce your little one to the magic of solar power, then Litogami is the way to go. Litogami offers a wide…

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